A team from Art-A-Hack™ 2018 Special Edition - Cyfest, St. Petersburg, Russia

Team members:

  • Yulia Glukhova
  • Marat Shaidulin
  • Maxim Kernozhickiy
  • Viktor Kudryashov

Using the natural reflex of blinking, this team created a prototype allowing viewers to edit, through jump cuts, a YouTube video in real-time.

The team's installation presented at CyFest 2018
The team's installation presented at CyFest 2018

Inspired by Walter Murch’s book of the same name, the team asked the question of how video editing might be enhanced using emerging technologies such as blink detection and Computer Vision.

Evaluating cameras for the project
Evaluating cameras for the project

The team used OpenCV, an open source computer vision and machine learning software library, with a high-end webcam to create the installation.

Testing the blink detection system
Testing the blink detection system

Viewers were able to try out the installation and edit videos directly, which was presented during the final exhibition of CyFest in 2018.

The team gathered around the installation
The team gathered around the installation